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Warwickshire v Kent
#41
As soon as the opening partnership came good, we never looked back really. Final piece in the jigsaw.
Paul fondled my onion bags.
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#42
To think we have hammered the other top two teams in consecutive weeks - brilliant.
LE - aka John
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#43
Superb, ruthless bowling. I was hoping to see a cTrott bWright as the last wicket but we should not be greedy. Farewell Trott, Rankin, Wright and Barker. Couldn't Face going to the reception after to see a few faces we won't see again. A terrific but sad day. Mrs Trott and their children (Along with Adrian Chiles and very attractive female) sat just in front of me at the end just after lunch and I laughed my head off as their youngest could not understand why "Daddy isn't waving to me, why won't daddy wave".
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#44
Indeed... A bitter sweet day.

Congratulations to the bears... They did all that was asked of them... and it is a trophy.

A mention to Surrey on winning the championship.

It looks like Leicestershire may win the battle of the triumverate finishing above Northants and Derby's despite a possible loss to Glamorgan.

Indeed, commiserations to Glamorgan on winning the wooden spoon.

Now let's try and keep out of division two....
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#45
(26-09-2018, 08:10 AM)Malc Wrote: ...Not this argument again. Without the new pavilion the club would be in massive trouble -no international cricket, no finals day etc, etc. I sometimes wonder if these people who drag this old chestnut up actually remember what the old pavilion was like....

Not really my point. It was a specific question about whether the repayment we have to do immenently has punched a hole in the finances this year and the next. It looks that way seeing as we’ve been outbid on a players salary who had no reason to leave on cricketingrounds
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#46
Let's enjoy the moment. We've won our Division by a clear margin with a series of thumping innings victories at the end of the season. We've seen a welcome return to form of Lord Bell. And most pleasing of all, we have three young players in Rhodes, Sibley and Brookes who have established themselves as automatic choices (when fit). There's still a way to go but we have certainly moved from being a squad in decline to one that is on the up.
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#47
(26-09-2018, 04:00 PM)Warleybear Wrote: It looks like Leicestershire may win the battle of the triumverate finishing above Northants and Derby's despite a possible loss to Glamorgan.

Indeed, commiserations to Glamorgan on winning the wooden spoon.


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Glamorgan were the one team to give us a decent game at Edg this year. Thanks to a md-session masterclass on day 4 from from I R Bell and I J L Trott we finally put them away.

And have to say if that is all Kent can offer then they'll be making a swift return to CCD2.

A terrific CC season all round. Most memorable moment was being sat by Henry Brooks' parents as he took his first wickets in first class cricket.

Can't wait for 2019 - although I suspect we'll soon be complainig again when the fixtures come out. I reckon there's going to be a big black hole through May/June when the CWC is on.

We may find we have an even more compressed schedule than this year.

For all that though enough to see me through the winter.

Well done You Bears!
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#48
Great season, you can only beat those that stand in front of you, and beat majority of them we did. Easy to forget as well that we nearly achieved the impossible when chasing god knows how many runs at Tunbridge Wells, I listened to every ball whilst in Croatia and it offered immense entertainment and huge frustration and disappointment in the end. I drank heavily!
Many thanks and the very best of good wishes to Barker and Wright for their new futures, good luck lads and thank you for being true Bears right up to the very last ball today. No team member was more committed than those two lads. What more can possibly be said about Jonathan Trott, magnificent, wonderful, it will be a very long time before we get over seeing Trotty walk down those steps to take his place at 3 or 4. England still haven't got over it. Good luck mate! And finally thanks to all the remaining squad members you did great.
As for the pavilion I am assured that heated seats with warm air circuitry will be installed for the start of next season when we welcome the might of the first division. (Let me tell you, if you think that our pavilion is cold (and I think it's horrible) try huge sections of the MCG)
Winter Well.
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#49
Warm air around the seats - they will be starting the season late February at this rate!!!!!!!!!
LE - aka John
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#50
Yes, the season does start earlier and finish later. I hate it when the last game is over but I am more optimistic for next season having seen a lot more of Stone (How much will we see of him next year), Brookes, Sibley and Rhodes. Just had a look at my scorecard from the game v Worcestershire in 2012 when we clinched the title, our bowling attack in that game, Wright, Barker, Rankin, Clarke, Milnes and Blackwell. It's only 6 years ago but it just goes to show how things change.
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#51
(26-09-2018, 05:29 PM)paulbear Wrote: Yes, the season does start earlier and finish later. I hate it when the last game is over but I am more optimistic for next season having seen a lot more of Stone (How much will we see of him next year), Brookes, Sibley and Rhodes. Just had a look at my scorecard from the game v Worcestershire in 2012 when we clinched the title, our bowling attack in that game, Wright, Barker, Rankin, Clarke, Milnes and Blackwell. It's only 6 years ago but it just goes to show how things change.

Well, Milnes is still turning out for the Seconds !

Seriously, the loss of KB is a SERIOUS blow.  I've no idea how the management ever got into the position of him going.  Whether it was down to salary (I gather we offered the same 2 year contract as Hampshire), or didn't offer the chance of a Benefit (which he must have been close to being eligible for ?), or simply didn't give him enough game time - with the lack of White Ball cricket.  I think the latter would have been the main reason.

Hants are going to get a great competitor, with left arm bowling skills (so rare in the current game) and (still) years of cricket in him.  I'm sure this will come back to bite us - KB and Hants will trump us (pardon the phrase !), next season, or beyond !
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#52
(26-09-2018, 05:17 PM)Leicester Exile Wrote: Warm air around the seats - they will be starting the season late February at this rate!!!!!!!!!
Is there any truth in the rumour that the Club are going to ask posters on this forum to provide the hot air?
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#53
(26-09-2018, 06:12 PM)Bald Reynard Wrote:
(26-09-2018, 05:29 PM)paulbear Wrote: Yes, the season does start earlier and finish later. I hate it when the last game is over but I am more optimistic for next season having seen a lot more of Stone (How much will we see of him next year), Brookes, Sibley and Rhodes. Just had a look at my scorecard from the game v Worcestershire in 2012 when we clinched the title, our bowling attack in that game, Wright, Barker, Rankin, Clarke, Milnes and Blackwell. It's only 6 years ago but it just goes to show how things change.

Well, Milnes is still turning out for the Seconds !

Seriously, the loss of KB is a SERIOUS blow.  I've no idea how the management ever got into the position of him going.  Whether it was down to salary (I gather we offered the same 2 year contract as Hampshire), or didn't offer the chance of a Benefit (which he must have been close to being eligible for ?), or simply didn't give him enough game time - with the lack of White Ball cricket.  I think the latter would have been the main reason.

Hants are going to get a great competitor, with left arm bowling skills (so rare in the current game) and (still) years of cricket in him.  I'm sure this will come back to bite us - KB and Hants will trump us (pardon the phrase !), next season, or beyond !

Could we perhaps enjoy our success and focus on the Bears instead of predictions of doom - doubt Hants will trump us. On a separate note, absolutely heartbroken that I couldn’t get to Edgbaston in time to see the win and send off for Trotty. Apparently the Tom Dollery was packed and Jim gave a great speech about all three. Was anyone there?
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#54
An enjoyable end to an enjoyable season today- effectively the game was over at 14:00 on day 1, but good to finish off with a thumping win over our nearest challengers.

Obviously it was expected given our position, but good to see a decent crowd on a Wednesday afternoon; special mention to the bloke at the front of the Barnes Stand who brought his 2 young children with him (Including bouncing his youngest down the steps in a pushchair; it did make us smile!) County cricket is often ridiculed by people in the game who should know better, but it was evident today that a good number of people care about Warwickshire and the county game in general. A nod of appreciation to the club too for inviting all present (Members and non-members) to view the presentation from the Pavillion; a small gesture but a nice one.

I will keep my peace on Barker; time will tell if it will be a good move for him, I have my own opinion but I will just say thanks for your service Keith.
Bears fan, Wolves fan, blood red Socialist, a not so vital statistician...
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#55
(26-09-2018, 07:29 PM)stingray Wrote:
(26-09-2018, 06:12 PM)Bald Reynard Wrote:
(26-09-2018, 05:29 PM)paulbear Wrote: Yes, the season does start earlier and finish later. I hate it when the last game is over but I am more optimistic for next season having seen a lot more of Stone (How much will we see of him next year), Brookes, Sibley and Rhodes. Just had a look at my scorecard from the game v Worcestershire in 2012 when we clinched the title, our bowling attack in that game, Wright, Barker, Rankin, Clarke, Milnes and Blackwell. It's only 6 years ago but it just goes to show how things change.

Well, Milnes is still turning out for the Seconds !

Seriously, the loss of KB is a SERIOUS blow.  I've no idea how the management ever got into the position of him going.  Whether it was down to salary (I gather we offered the same 2 year contract as Hampshire), or didn't offer the chance of a Benefit (which he must have been close to being eligible for ?), or simply didn't give him enough game time - with the lack of White Ball cricket.  I think the latter would have been the main reason.

Hants are going to get a great competitor, with left arm bowling skills (so rare in the current game) and (still) years of cricket in him.  I'm sure this will come back to bite us - KB and Hants will trump us (pardon the phrase !), next season, or beyond !

Could we perhaps enjoy our success and focus on the Bears instead of predictions of doom - doubt Hants will trump us. On a separate note, absolutely heartbroken that I couldn’t get to Edgbaston in time to see the win and send off for Trotty. Apparently the Tom Dollery was packed and Jim gave a great speech about all three. Was anyone there?

Yes Marina I was there great gesture by the club to put on the buffet, fantastic speech by Jim and an emotional one from Trotty, the club is on the up  red ball cricket rules OK
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#56
(26-09-2018, 09:10 PM)narsty simon Wrote:
(26-09-2018, 07:29 PM)stingray Wrote:
(26-09-2018, 06:12 PM)Bald Reynard Wrote:
(26-09-2018, 05:29 PM)paulbear Wrote: Yes, the season does start earlier and finish later. I hate it when the last game is over but I am more optimistic for next season having seen a lot more of Stone (How much will we see of him next year), Brookes, Sibley and Rhodes. Just had a look at my scorecard from the game v Worcestershire in 2012 when we clinched the title, our bowling attack in that game, Wright, Barker, Rankin, Clarke, Milnes and Blackwell. It's only 6 years ago but it just goes to show how things change.

Well, Milnes is still turning out for the Seconds !

Seriously, the loss of KB is a SERIOUS blow.  I've no idea how the management ever got into the position of him going.  Whether it was down to salary (I gather we offered the same 2 year contract as Hampshire), or didn't offer the chance of a Benefit (which he must have been close to being eligible for ?), or simply didn't give him enough game time - with the lack of White Ball cricket.  I think the latter would have been the main reason.

Hants are going to get a great competitor, with left arm bowling skills (so rare in the current game) and (still) years of cricket in him.  I'm sure this will come back to bite us - KB and Hants will trump us (pardon the phrase !), next season, or beyond !

Could we perhaps enjoy our success and focus on the Bears instead of predictions of doom - doubt Hants will trump us. On a separate note, absolutely heartbroken that I couldn’t get to Edgbaston in time to see the win and send off for Trotty. Apparently the Tom Dollery was packed and Jim gave a great speech about all three. Was anyone there?

Yes Marina I was there great gesture by the club to put on the buffet, fantastic speech by Jim and an emotional one from Trotty, the club is on the up  red ball cricket rules OK

Didn’t realise you were going. Glad you did. I’m so upset that I didn’t make it. Wonder if anyone recorded the speeches etc?
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#57
Good question, once the food came out everything else pailed into insignificance, if you had turned up with one of your lovely cakes it would have capped the day
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#58
An appropriate farewell article from George:
http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/8204/...n-two-2018
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#59
I too am gutted that I couldn't make it today. I came within 10km of the ground, but unfortunately that was 10km up in the air as I flew over just as play was about to start. Unfortunately I couldn't see the ground from my window seat! Thanks for all the memories Trotty, and to Wright and Barker as well. We'll miss them all.
Proud to be a Bear
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#60
Have just had a read of George Dobell's article on 'cricinfo' and I doubt that Trotty will have a better one written about him than that. It sums everything up. Glad I was there from Monday onwards and managed to film plenty of it and take some pictures.
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